Sonardyne Acquires Chelsea Technologies Group
Subsea technology developer Sonardyne International Ltd. said it has acquired maritime and marine science technology specialist Chelsea Technologies Group Ltd. as part of a long-term growth strategy that includes market diversification.In acquiring Chelsea (also known as CTG), Sonardyne said it looks to strengthen its presence in the maritime, marine and ocean science sectors and create new opportunities in the water environmental, defense and process control markets. Chelsea will gain access to Sonardyne’s considerable research…
Sonardyne Demonstrates Vessel Navigation Capabilities
Maritime security technology company, Sonardyne International Ltd, has demonstrated the capabilities of its Navigation and Obstacle Avoidance Sonar, NOAS, during three days of water borne demonstrations in Plymouth, south-west England. More than 25 equipment specifiers, owners’ representatives and vessel operators from the European superyacht industry, commercial shipping and naval community attended the event in late November to witness first-hand the capabilities of NOAS as an important new aid to vessel navigation and underwater obstacle avoidance.
Sonardyne, NDI Partner for US Maritime Security
As part of its continued business expansion and long-term commitment to the region, underwater technology specialists, Sonardyne International Ltd, U.K., has entered into a nonexclusive agreement with Northern Defense Industries (NDI) to become its strategic partner for maritime security and defense projects in the U.S. Virginia-based NDI supplies integrated security solutions for maritime, energy and critical infrastructure applications both in North America and around the world.
Sonardyne's IDS Teseted in Naval Exercises
Diver detection sonar technology developed by Sonardyne International Ltd, UK, has played a part in a international exercise organized to train naval forces in mine countermeasures, maritime security operations and harbor protection operations. The International Mine Counter-Measures Exercise (IMCMEX) runs off the coast of Bahrain every 18 months to test the abilities of the navies of the world to keep sea lanes open and safe. A total of 6,500 personnel and 38 warships from 44 navies took part in the event, the third and largest so far.
Sonardyne Achieves Worldwide OHSAS 18001 Accreditation
Subsea technology company Sonardyne International Ltd. announced today that its UK sites in Yateley, Aberdeen and Plymouth have been awarded OHSAS 18001 Safety Management System Standard accreditation following successful audits at all three sites. Sonardyne's overseas subsidiaries, Sonardyne Brasil Ltda., Sonardyne Asia Pte. Ltd. and Sonardyne Inc., have also recently earned OHSAS 18001certification. Developed by leading trade and international standards bodies, the Occupation…
Norway Discusses the Future of DP
Representatives from Norway’s shipbuilding industry recently gathered in Ålesund for a Dynamic Positioning (DP) sensor technologies workshop held by Sonardyne International Ltd., Guidance Marine and Veripos. Vessel operators, shipyards, dynamic positioning suppliers and system integrators from across the region gathered to discover the latest advances in Position Monitoring Equipment (PME) and discuss the future requirements of the industry. The one day event consisted of presentations from each company…
Sonardyne Ranger 2 Chosen for Russian Salvage Vessels
Sonardyne International Ltd.’s Ranger 2 acoustic positioning technology has been selected by marine navigation systems group, Transas, for use on two new build ice-class multipurpose salvage vessels (MPSVs, the project is developed by Marine Engineering Bureau) commissioned by the Russian Ministry of Transport. The vessels are currently under construction at Nordic Yards in Germany and will each be fitted with dual Ranger 2 Pro systems, the highest specification available, to support complex underwater positioning and critical DP station keeping tasks.
Workshop Influences Future of Dynamic Positioning
Sonardyne International Ltd., in conjunction with Guidance Navigation and Veripos, recently held a free one-day user workshop focusing exclusively on the latest advances in Dynamic Positioning (DP) reference sensor technologies. More than 50 industry experts from a wide selection of companies gathered in Houston to review current state-of-the-art Position Monitoring Equipment (PME) solutions and to discuss the industry’s future requirements. Significant focus was given to the integration of inertial technologies with acoustics…
Sonardyne Appoints Non-Executive Chairman
Sonardyne International Ltd. appointed Dr. Ralph Rayner as its new Non-Executive Chairman. Ralph is currently a Non-Executive Director of the company and will succeed outgoing Chairman Barry Clutton. Previously Finance Director and then Managing Director prior to his appointment as Chairman in 2009, Barry is retiring after 16 years with the company. Ralph is an internationally recognized figure within the offshore and oceanographic industries. He has extensive senior and Board level international experience with a diverse portfolio of organizations including the BMT Group…
Sonardyne to Demo Research Vessel at Ocean Business 2013
Daily demonstrations are the key focus of Sonardyne International Ltd.’s presence at this year’s Ocean Business in Southampton. Taking place at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) from Tuesday 9th April to Thursday 11th April, Sonardyne’s trials and research vessel, Sound Surveyor, boasts a packed program schedule including Sprint INS, 6G multi-user acoustics and Solstice Side Scan Sonar. Inside on Sonardyne’s stand, E1, visitors will be able to explore technology for acoustic positioning, inertial navigation, sonar imaging and wireless communications.
Safe Navigation Underwater: Sonardyne's New NOAS
Sonardyne International Ltd. launched its new Navigation and Obstacle Avoidance Sonar (NOAS) at NAVDEX 2013 in Abu Dhabi. Designed for use on submersible vehicles, NOAS enables faster, safer and more efficient navigation by detecting and classifying potentially hazardous underwater obstacles in its path. Unveiled on the first day of the exhibition, NOAS provides a unique combination of very long range 2D navigation performance, 3D object detection and class leading intruder detection in a single compact sonar.
New DP Vessel Inertial-aided GNSS Service by Veripos
Global offshore positioning specialists Veripos introduce a new inertially-aided precision GNSS solution for dynamically positioned vessels. The new system, Verify Axiom, combines tthe latest GNSS positioning technology advances with high integrity inertial measurements for enhanced and more reliable positioning performance. Developed in association with Sonardyne International Ltd. and featuring the seamless integration of Veripos GNSS and Sonardyne inertial technologies, Verify Axiom exploits long-term precision characteristics of GNSS positioning with the continuous availability and rapid update rates of inertial sensors. It thus…
Phoenix International Selects Sonardyne for Amelia Earhart Search
Following the discovery of a potential debris field at Amelia Earhart’s proposed crash site offshore Nikumaroro Island in the Western Pacific, Sonardyne International Ltd is now able to reveal that it’s Ranger 2 USBL tracking system together with a Lodestar GyroUSBL was the acoustic positioning technology of choice for the mission. Provided to Phoenix International, the expedition contractor, Ranger 2 was used to position both the ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) and AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle) used in the underwater searches. The U.S.
Sonardyne at 50th Marine Measurement Forum
This month saw the 50th Marine Measurement Forum (MMF) take place at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on Tuesday 12th June where Sonardyne International Ltd’s Engineering Director, Simon Partridge, was invited to present. The MMF is a series of one-day, non-profit making events that provide opportunities for the informal exchange of ideas, knowledge, techniques and developments across an extensive range of marine scientific measurement activities. Attendees typically include scientists…
Sonar Equipment Services and Sonardyne Form Partnership
Recognizing the benefits of Sixth Generation (6G) acoustic technology, Sonar Equipment Services has placed its first order with Sonardyne International Ltd. Based in Great Yarmouth, UK, Sonar Equipment is a leading supplier of high grade geophysical, oceanographic, ROV and hydrographic marine survey equipment to the offshore sector. The order for Sonardyne’s most advanced subsea navigation and data telemetry technology includes ROVNav 6 LBL transceivers and Compatt 6 positioning transponders.
Sonardyne Security Solution Deployed in Middle East
Sonardyne Sentinel deployed to protect high security Middle-Eastern facility. Maritime security company, Sonardyne International Ltd, has successfully completed the installation of an integrated intruder detection system for an undisclosed strategic waterside installation in the Middle East. The previously unannounced contract was awarded to Sonardyne in late 2011 and included the deployment of a network of the company’s Sentinel underwater sonars, seabed mounting systems, armoured fibre optic cabling, onshore equipment shelters and a centralised command and control system.
Sonardyne’s Calibration-Free Acoustic Positioning Delivers Client Savings
Sonardyne’s Calibration-Free Acoustic Positioning Delivers Major Savings for CSA International. CSA International Inc, an environmental survey company working in the Gulf of Mexico, has become the first organisation in the world to purchase a new, ‘calibration-free’ acoustic positioning system launched by Sonardyne International Ltd. The GyroUSBL integrates Sonardyne’s Lodestar Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) and sixth generation (6G®) Ultra-Short BaseLine (USBL)…
Sonardyne Receives SPRINT Order From Saipem
Sonardyne International Ltd. has received an order valued at over £2.1 million from international oil and gas turnkey contractor Saipem. The order includes six SPRINT systems and associated acoustic positioning equipment, making it Sonardyne’s largest sale of acoustically aided inertial navigation technology to date. SPRINT (Subsea Precision Reference Inertial Navigation Technology) will be deployed in April in the West Delta Deep Marine concession (WDDM). This natural gas field is situated about 90 kilometers offshore the North-West Nile Delta, at water depths between 400 and 1,000 meters.